Family Quotes

Mohandas karamchand gandhi - all humanity is one undivided and indivisible...
A healthy family is sacred territory.
Unknown

Leo tolstoy - all happy families resemble one another, but each...
The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.
Bertrand Russell
If you educate a man you educate a person, but if you educate a woman you educate a family.
Ruby Manikan
The family - That dear octopus from whese tentacles we never quite escape nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
Dodie Smith

Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Martin Mull
The story of my boyhood and that of my brothers is important only because it could happen in any American family. It did, and will again.
Earl Eisenhowe
Charles dudley warne - happy is said to be the family which can eat...
The most powerful ties are the ones to the people who gave us birth... it hardly seems to matter how many years have passed, how many betrayals there may have been, how much misery in the family We remain connected, even against our wills.
Anthony Brandt
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
George Burns
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II
The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane.
Donald G. Smith
Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.
Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
Willa Cathe
The family is the country of the heart.
Giuseppe Mazzini
In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.
Isaac Rosenfeld
Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
There is nothing like a coup de foudre and absorption in family responsibility for maturing the male and pulling his scattered wits together.
Sir V Pritchett
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close - Knit family in another city.
George Burns
A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.
Alexander Pope
Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family.
Vartan Gregorian
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family!
Joachim Du Bellay, Sonnet de Regrets
It is essential to know that to be a happy person, a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good heart, that is very crucial. World peach must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the manifestation of human compassion.
Dalai Lama, (in exile) Associated Press, 5/14/01
The presidency is temporary - But the family is permanent.
Yvonne De Gaulle
A married man with a family will do anything for money.
Charles De Talleyrand
Family means too much, Friends are too valuable, And life is too short, To put - Off sharing with people, How much they really mean to you, And pursuing whatever it is that makes you happy.
Unknown
The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson
I wonder if the polite thing to do is always the right thing to do. When I met the family from Japan, they all bowed. I pretended like I was going to bow, but then I just kept going and flipped over on my back. I did this five times. I think they got the point.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. All other pacts of love or fear derive from it and are modeled upon it.
Haniel Long
Many men can make a fortune by very few can build a family.
J. S. Bryan
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw
A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it.
Marcelene Cox
Our institutions and values are in jeopardy as the mores of the market pervade all social life in this country. Loyalty, honesty, courage, discipline, patriotism, and commitment to family are being crowded out by the goals and rules of economic rationality - - Do whatever makes the most money.
Barry Schwartz
That family glaze of common references, jokes, events, calamities - That sense of a family being like a kitchen midden layer upon layer of the things daily life is made of. The edifice that lovers build is by comparison delicate and one - Dimensional.
Laurie E. Colwin
Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.
Mother Teresa, in her Nobel lecture
Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the family. She carries its destiny in the folds of her mantle.
Henri - Frederic Amiel
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Jane Howard, "Families".
Some things you do because you want to. Some things you do because of the needs of others in your family.
Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 10 - 06 - 05
We falsely attribute to men a determined character - Putting together all their yesterdays - And averaging them - we presume we know them. Pity the man who has character to support - It is worse than a large family - He is the silent poor indeed.
Henry David Thoreau